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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by blast » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:23 am

Username changes are working again. Turns out there's a permission I had to enable for all users. Keep in mind that if you change your name, someone else can take your old name. If this occurs, there isn't much we can do for you.
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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by zaphod » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:58 am

THANK you guys for updating the forum!!!
was certainly a lot of work with many extra hours to make it happen!!! all for us!!!
thank you again for doing this and keeping the bzflag community up to date!!!!
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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by ahs3 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:13 pm

Great work!


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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by strayer » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:33 pm

Well done...thanks to blast and the others who were/are involved in this upgrade.

Please don't forget to fix the case sensitivity issue for user names via weblogin. :o)
Apropos: Will weblogin be replaced or supplemented by LDAP service and/or the account management daemon (GSOC'08 project "BZAuthd")? I remember the discussion that phpbb3's LDAP support was one of many arguments to upgrade the bzbb.
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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by blast » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:37 pm

strayer wrote:Well done...thanks to blast and the others who were/are involved in this upgrade.

Please don't forget to fix the case sensitivity issue for user names via weblogin. :o)
Apropos: Will weblogin be replaced or supplemented by LDAP service and/or the account management daemon (GSOC'08 project "BZAuthd")? I remember the discussion that phpbb3's LDAP support was one of many arguments to upgrade the bzbb.
Ah, yeah, forgot about weblogin.

As for LDAP or another auth system, that won't be implemented for a while. phpBB's LDAP support isn't perfect so it would need some additional changes before that would be a viable method.
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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by strayer » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:53 pm

...good to know!

Thank you for the information and the very quick answer. ;o)
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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by blast » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:32 pm

This is a test of the quick reply mod. Woo!
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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by JeffM » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:51 pm

The theme has been nailed down and should now look a lot better.
Ranks have been updated as well.

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Post by ducktape » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:01 pm

The ranks look so much better. Thank you Blast. And anyone else who participated.
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Post by ahs3 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:23 pm

ducktape wrote:The ranks look so much better. Thank you Blast. And anyone else who participated.

I 2nd that, great theme.


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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by Wreckage » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:35 pm

Yay the buttons are back to where I am used to.

It's looking a lot better, I like the top bar/banner.

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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by Bambino » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:36 am

Thank you guys, it looks much better and thanks to all who helped with the upgrade.
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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by Avatar » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:27 am

Ah, now this just looks beautiful!

So now how's the work on the backend going? :P
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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by Amoeba » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:51 pm

Wow, it looks really shiny! Thank you to the lovely people who made this happen!

I do have one question, I was looking at my "Control Panel" and saw that the "Change Username" field's description does not include exclamation points as a supported character. Will this affect me, or is it that they are still supported and you forgot to say so?

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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by JeffM » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:31 pm

We are moving away from supporting symbols in usernames, so if you change your username they will not be allowed.

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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by JeffM » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:40 pm

Please also note that we will most likely be changing themes again, as the current one has some problems.

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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by Amoeba » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:51 pm

I also notice that I no longer show up on maps as registered. It's a pity, I do like being Amoeba!, not just plain Amoeba, but if I must change it I will.

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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by Avatar » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:58 am

ACK! Looks like user info has gone back to being on the right side of posts (they were in their normal place - to the left of the person's post - the last time I was here). Looks like I'm just going to have to start getting used to scanning across the screen when I read through here...
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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by Winny » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:06 am

I sort of like the user info on the right. Out of the way more.

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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by L4m3r » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:23 am

I prefer it on the left- user info is right there as you begin reading the post. I don't know anything about phpBB templates (I'm a vBulletin guy) so I don't know how hard it is to change the layout around.
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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by joevano » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:47 am

There is the byline at the start of the post, so I have to say I do kinda like all the avatars and stuff on the right. Keeps it out of the way.
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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by JeffM » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:34 am

on the right is the new default for phpbb3

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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by blast » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:56 am

Weblogin is now case insensitive.
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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by L4m3r » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

joevano wrote:There is the byline at the start of the post, so I have to say I do kinda like all the avatars and stuff on the right. Keeps it out of the way.
I identify people much more quickly by their avatars, personally. I'm sure I'm not the only one. ;)
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Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

Post by JeffM » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:41 pm

A lot of the art would have to be mirrored (rounded corners, the "online" banner, etc).

If someone wants to make a copy of this theme (proglass) that has it on the left, then I would consider installing it as an optional style, but it would have to pull as much art from the main theme as possible to keep maintenance down.

It is a change sure, but I don't think it's something that the admins should spend a lot of time on, there are better things to fix (GroupManager, anyone?) :)

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